Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

December 16, 2012

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND —

Campaign season never really ends

You thought the campaign was over, correct? But the campaign is on! The campaign is always on. The media love it. The pundits and politicians love it.

The money spent on campaigns comes from you, out of your pocket, directly or indirectly. What do you get in return? The people receive a deluge of worn out rhetoric, i.e. “jobs, taxes, education, health care ...”. Now don’t throw up. Campaign sound-good promises abound, but lack any specifics regarding implementation.

Will some one-term presidential-savior emerge and save the day? Would any term-limited executive be successful when faced with the reality of dealing with our entrenched legislators? Term limits for the executive branches is a good thing; term limits for the legislative branches must be enacted to produce a level playing field. The best argument for legislator term limits is their abhorrence of such a measure.

Our “Supremes” have ruled that money is speech. The floodgates are now wide open, draining your purses even faster. Will the Supremes be called upon to answer that last remaining “ultimate question:” Is the world round or flat?  If they rule “flat.” which we favor, then it is! 

Michael Myers, Ashland

 

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